its very competitive in tw to make bikes and they are struggling to export now given the weak demand over the years.
besides, me no biker so i wont want to ride on this trade. but some 10yrs back, to entertain, i did one shipment of kids bike (scooter) and made a small profit. it was scary as we created a trend in the industry and supplied solely to a major sports chain, but it took less than 3mths for competition to flick in and in the end, the trend died within a year. i was like, dam heng@!
its a dog eat dog biz for bikes and this is one reason why brands like raleigh resort to go consumer grade and join the army of cannibals to eat each other.
again, if i may stress, i am a complete noob in bikes.